Events


  • Escape Room at Cromwell's House

    Every Saturday and Sunday at 11.30 am, 1 pm and 2.30 pm We can also accommodate weekdays and hours outside those stated.  Please contact us to discuss further.

     

    Gather friends, family or colleagues together and see how well you work together in this fun but challenging activity that will be a talking point for weeks to come. This is the perfect activity to celebrate a special occasion such as a birthday or anniversary or just an excuse for a memorable activity.

    A group of Royalist supporters have been captured by a detachment of Cromwell's troop and are being held temporarily under armed guard in the Tithe Room of Cromwell's former house. However, one of the guards is a Royalist sympathiser himself and has hidden a set of clues in the room along with a key. 

    The group's mission is to locate the clues, solve puzzles and ultimately find the golden key which will allow them to make good their escape. You have 60 minutes to complete the mission and escape otherwise the guards will return.

    Popular in various countries across the world, Escape Rooms have become the "must do" activity and is one of the latest trends to hit the UK. Oliver Cromwell’s House is very excited to be able to bring this bespoke Escape Room challenge to Ely.

    Sessions are priced at £80 and are ideally suited for between 4 and 8 people. To find out more then please click on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

    The activity also lends itself to the corporate market, work parties or even young people's parties (aged 13 to 16).  To discuss your requirements, please call tic@eastcambs.gov.uk or call us on 01353 662062.

     

     

     

     

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  • Eerie Ely Guided Ghost Walks

    7th September until 26th April 2018 - Every Thursday at 7pm!

     

    Ely - by day, a tranquil pocket City in the heart of East Anglia. A beautiful riverside and a bustling centre. But by night, the City is a different place.

     

    Join The Night Watchman as he takes you on a tour of Ely by Twilight, exploring the hidden horrors, terrifying tales and things that go bump in the dark.

     

    Tours leave promptly at 7pm from Oliver Cromwell's House and tickets MUST be pre-booked.

     

    Dates don't fit? Looking for a unique Birthday or Anniversary Celebration? A corporate event with a difference or a family gathering like no other? Please feel free to contact us to organise a private group tour - Minimum 8 people and a Maximum of 25. 

     

  • Haunted Tales A House After Dark

    The last Wednesday of every month at 7pm

     

    Oliver Cromwell’s House comes back to (after) life! When the sun has set and the lights are dimmed, follow our guide through this atmospheric house and hear the haunted tales that have been collected over many years from former inhabitants, visitors and staff.

     

    Suitable for Children over the age of 10 years.

     

    Dates don't fit? Looking for a unique Birthday or Anniversary Celebration? A corporate event with a difference or a family gathering like no other? Please feel free to contact us to organise a private group tour - Minimum 8 people and a Maximum of 25. 

  • Lord Protector's Historical Fayre

    28th January 2018 - 11 am to 4 pm

     

    Join us on an historical shopping spree as Oliver Cromwell’s House proudly announces the return of its hugely popular “The Lord Protector’s Historical Fayre”.  A range of historical traders selling their wares within the beautiful setting of our 17th century house.  A wide and wonderful range of items will be on show from historical reproductions to the historically influenced.

    Your chance to buy a variety of unusual and historical gifts including food, pottery, jewellery and clothing.  Demonstrations, talks and presentations make up this entertaining day.

    Admission - £3

     

     

    Full Traders List -

    House of Freyja
    The Copper Pot
    The Historical Haberdasher
    Mr Fossil
    Alex Greenland
    Noctule
    Candles for All Ages
    Brighid Designs
    Anvil Cottage Crafts
    Spearman supplies
    HatsPeriod
    The Roving Apothecary
    The Hungry Roundhead

  • Mr Simms and the Sweetness of Books - An Audience with David Learner

    What hasn’t he done? Where hasn’t he been? Who doesn’t know the smiling face and welcoming warmth of David Learner of Mr Simms Olde Sweete Shoppe, Ely.

    Whether you pop in for a packet of pear drops or a length of liquorice, you’ll always find a wonderful atmosphere. But who is the man behind the smile? An author, an actor, a raconteur and an all round sweetie!

    David Learner has just published his first book – “The Curious Sweetshop” and Oliver Cromwell’s House are absolutely over the moon to be hosting an Audience with David Learner. From his time on the small screen, to his days dishing out Pick ‘n’ Mix to the overjoyed customers, far and wide, David’s conversation promises to be like chocolate for the ears!”

    Copies of David's Book - "The Curious Sweetshop" will be available on the night from Oliver Cromwell's House.

    Tickets - £10